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Technology Facebook's Twitter account hacked

04:40  08 february  2020
04:40  08 february  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

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The group, OurMine, tweeted out a message on Facebook's account that pointed the social network's 13.4 million followers to its website. The organization claimed credit for the takeover in an email to NBC News.

"Well even Facebook is hackable but at least their security is better than Twitter," hackers tweeted just before 7 p.m. They said businesses interested in improving online security should visit OurMine's website.

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The tweet was quickly taken down. Facebook later tweeted that it had regained control of the account.

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OurMine said in an email that the tweet was up for about 15 minutes.

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"Yes we are taking credit for the hack," the group said.

While OurMine is usually described as a group of hackers, it said its security services are "for profit." Its social media takeovers have received widespread attention.

On Jan. 27, before the Super Bowl, OurMine claimed responsibility for hijacking the social media accounts of the NFL and several of its teams. Victims included the winning Kansas City Chiefs.

The Twitter account of the losing 49ers was also hijacked, but no tweets were published. The team said in a statement, "We are aware of the issue and are working with NFL cyber security and the platforms to address it."

OurMine calls itself a benevolent, "white hat" endeavor.

"We have no bad intentions and only care about the security and privacy of your accounts and network," it said on its website.

The group said previously that it chooses targets for hacking "randomly."

'Even Facebook is hackable': Social networking website's Twitter page was compromised .
OurMine is known for breaking into social networking accounts belonging to celebrities and media companies. I n 2017, the team of "white hat" hackers compromised several HBO official Twitter profiles, including the official Game of Thrones page. Netflix, Marvel and the NFL have also been targeted. OurMine says it has no bad intentions and claims that its purpose is to help companies secure vulnerabilities. "Not only will we give you access to all your accounts again, we will give you future security tips and assist you with securing your account to (its) maximum potential," OurMine said on its website.

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